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Roosevelt Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 311 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted August 18, 2014

Well this is my eldest childs 5th year. I have three hildren that attend. So far I am not impressed. There is little accountability and follow thru. My kids often had no idea what was expected of them. Where treated more like a college student then small children when it came to instruction. Most of the time none of my kids had any idea what was going on or what was expected of them. I felt more like school was treated like daycare. I send my kids to school to learn and follow thru, not have teachers just wait out the clock. I hope this year the staff puts more effort into making sure their students comprehend the instruction before starting the task rather then waiting until halfway thru the year to tell the parent, have the parent tell them they need to follow thru and keep them in on recess if they are not understanding the tasks and assignments. Even when we did tell the teacher that, she still failed to follow thru and give consequences. We expect more from the education system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2014

We Love Roosevelt!!! The Principal, Mrs. Bronner is wonderful and we are already looking forward to Dr. Suess week this upcoming year. Mrs. Tammy Wangsgard has the patience of a saint and with Ms. Clark's help last year our 1st grade son went from a reluctant reader to an enthusiastic bookworm :) Ms. Tina always has a smile for the kids as well as for the parents and does an awesome job keeping an eye on the children in the playground. Thanks Roosevelt Staff!! ~ You are Dooley Appreciated ;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

This school is worse than any other school I have ever been involved with! The principal is incapable of quality leadership; the classroom and Special Ed teachers demonstrate a lack of competency. The atmosphere is unwelcoming and very cold to parents. Disorganization runs consistency throughout all departments most noticeably the 3,6 & elective classes! I would NOT recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2013

I'm so surprised to read the negative reviews about Roosevelt. This is a wonderful neighborhood school! I have now had two children attend, and with the exception of one teacher who has since retired, we have had a great experience. All of the teachers are very loving and kind. The administrative staff is responsive, open, and protective their students. The Principal, Ms. Bronner, is constantly in the halls interacting with students and knows each of them by name. Math comes easy to one of my children and his teacher has been super at supporting him through a more advanced curriculum. He is now mastering multiplication and division in the 2nd grade. There is a high level of parental involvement and many opportunities for parents to interact with your child and school staff. I will add that although there are families with quite a bit of money who attend Roosevelt, we are not one of them. And I have never felt that we are unable to access the best of what the school has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

Although not perfect as no school is. I have found it to be a happy uplifting environment for my children. So far all the teachers are exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2012

Last year at Roosevelt was positive for us due to a great kindergarten teacher. This year has been mundane at best. The Principal has been mocking and dismissive of my questions and concerns. Basically, the school's aim is to teach to the middle and they refuse to go above and beyond for individual kids unless forced to by outside testing. Be aware that the main demographic at this school is wealthy. Parents here have a lot of money to enrich their students with lessons and activities that are offered through the school and your child will be constantly reminded of the many activities that his/her friends attend but you perhaps cannot afford. In general, the staff is cold once you get to know them. Next year we're switching to a school with a community feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2011

My childs first year with Roosevelt Elementary was close to having a nightmare. She often came home saying school was boring, too easy. I felt a great distance in relationship quality between us and the staff. Principal felt cold to us and was little interested in helping us figure out what the problem was. Our second year is going better, changed teachers, which is better, but retained the same principal, which has not changed, still cold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2011

Im glad someones year was warm sunshines and a cookie for every pat on the back. My kid got ignored by this school when she showed any sign of being smart their answer was to have her tudor kids. Isnt that the teachers job? They showed no interest in advancing her knowledge or encouraging her?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

This school is disappointing. The staff is very codescending. They have never made me feel welcome. It seems they want to play more at this school Than actually learn anything. My neices and nephews from other school are learng alot more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2011

My child has had the best school year at Roosevelt! The teachers have been very supportive and the principal is friendly and a great communicator. My child attends through open-enrollment and our family is extremely grateful for the opportunities Roosevelt's staff has provided for core subject learning including music. Parents are also actively involved in the success of the school. Personal responsibility and achievement are encouraged and rewarded. Kudos and many thanks for a beautiful school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2011

I have a 2nd grader at Roosevelt and LOVE IT! We are supposed to be at Adams Elementary but they didn't have room for any second graders. (Something to investigate if you are moving to a neighborhood for a specific school) What a blessing that was. Roosevelt is awesome. My 2nd grader enjoys the school very, he has a smile on his face every time he gets off the bus. The Pricipal is friendly and competent, the staff is warm and friendly, the seems to be a lot of school spirit and caring going on in this school. I think it is better than Adams which is rated higher (I have one kid in each school since Adams didn't have room of one child) and what a great way to see how both schools operate. If chosing between the two East End schools, I feel Roosevelt is much warmer and has more to offer. Very happy Mama!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

The teachers and staff are very welcoming and supportive of the children. My kids feel happy and comfortable. Each seems to be challenged individually too, which is great. It provides an excellent learning atmospheres.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 83% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 90% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 80% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students92%
Female94%
Male87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indiann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students80%
Female93%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female93%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female100%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female79%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female88%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 78%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Boise, ID 83712
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